Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year's Top 5!

Well, I'll try and keep it short this year so I've narrowed it down to 5.

During my hectic exam period, a very unusual record of a Lesser Yellowlegs appeared at College Lake. A bird I had long been wanted to catch up on. That afternoon, I set out, with my camera, and managed to see the bird. It still feels like a bit of a surreal day, just thinking about it now.

One of my favorite birds, a day with a Turtle Dove is a day to remember. Hopefully something we won't have to remember in nostalgia.

Not much to say about this bird, I guess it was a case of right time right place, that being in Germany. White Storks are definitely something to behold.

I couldn't do a top five without including the Grey Phalarope at Hove, it was more of the photographers bird than a twitchers.

And lastly, my top of the year, an absolute astonishing bird...


What a bird they are. I could go on for years of my love for Wrynecks, but I'll sum it up in one phrase for all our sake's, mottled, mesmerizing camouflage.

Oh, and have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Rough day

My god it's good to get out again, today was the first day in weeks I've been out birding. My choice was something quite local, the Rough-legged Buzzard at Braughing. My mum was happy enough to give me a lift to the bird and I arrived a little before 10:00. There I met some friends of mine who I hadn't seen in a while, who offered to give me a lift back home (once we had seen the bird that was), "relieving" my mum of her duties. We searched for the Buzzard for 4 hours, in the mist, to no prevail. However, shortly before we had to leave I had a glimpse of a Buzzard flying away from me, the only feature I could see was a light, or pale rump and a paler than usual tail and wings. Sounds perfect for a Rough-legged Buzzard but I couldn't be sure. Luckily as we were leaving we past a small crowd who when we asked said they had the bird! We quickly got on it and the wait paid off (especially once it flew).

Juv. Rough Legged Buzzard

Monday, 3 November 2014

Isles of Scilly 2014

Here we go, a summary of my trip to the Isles of Scilly.

If you are unfamiliar with the Isles of Scilly, click here for a map.

Despite troubles on the train line on Friday evening I arrived in good time in Penzance on Saturday morning. As per usual an over caring mum had overladen me with supplies for my perilous voyage to the Scilly Isles. This made running to the Scillonian quite difficult, but I made it all the same. Unfortunately, three hours on the boat produced very little, apart from Balearic Shearwaters, an Eider and an upset stomach. This left me with a 'flying start' as we arrived on St. Mary's. The Saturday was mostly dedicated to learning the Island, as it was my first visit, and birds were not my main focus.

However, Sunday (26/10/14) really did get off to a good start. Porth loo had a single female Black Redstart hopping among the sea weed, moving on we had a Yellow-browed Warbler at Newford Duckpond and then a Red-breasted Flycatcher at the entrance to Lower Moors.

Red-breasted Flycatcher

We then made a short stop at the ISBG hide were we heard another Yellow-browed Warbler calling, with its tit like call, tsew-wiitt. From here we pressed on to the airfield were we almost instantly connected with three rather dapper Short-toed Larks and a Snow Bunting. I was quite amused by the fact that there were as many Short-toed Larks on the airfield as Skylark. By now it was about midday and after a short pit stop at the house we headed out again this time to higher moors. We made our way through the moor without seeing anything of interest, but we were rewarded at the end with a Juv. Red-backed Shrike. From here we moved on, and a fly past Merlin made us head for the hills. At Porth Hellick point we lost the bird, but buckled down for a short sea watch, 3 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Skuas, a Bonxie and a few Kittiwakes being the highlights. That evening we headed back to the ISBG hide were we had incredibly close views of 2 Jack Snipe.

Herring Gull with a crab, of some kind

Monday (27/10/14), our plan was to head off island to Tresco, with the boat only leaving at 10:15, we had a short snoop around St Mary's, especially at the the Old Town Churchyard. Here I found a Yellow-browed Warbler, and a group of 2+ Firecrest. On Tresco, we had a short watch over the channel between us and Samson, where 2 Black-neked Grebes were present. Further on at Great Pool, we easily connected with the two american ducks, Green-winged Teal and American Wigeon, of which there was both a female and drake about. Later on, on the walk back to the quay, we stopped again to scan the fields, which ended rather successfully, with the finds of 2 Black Redstart, and finding or relocating the Rose-coloured Starling (still unsure). An easy, but successful day.

Black Redstart

By Tuesday, I had got to grips with the Island. But we headed to the Garrison, to catch up with another Red-breasted Flycatcher, which threw me right back into the deep end. Luckily the bird showed well, at points, so I was able to get a hold of the area.

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Also at the garrison was a calling Firecrest and a large selection of Chiffchaffs. On the return home, I stopped to photograph a bunch of Turnstones which were showing to well to turn down.


That afternoon, we decided to explore a part of the island which is left, by most birders, the north side. Far from the town, it is quite secluded. Here we had a flock of Skylarks up to 29 strong and a Med Gull past the point. In this aspect it was evident to us, why it had been left. At Lower moors we connected once again with a Red-breasted Flycatcher and later, at the airfield we had a group of Golden Plover and a seawatch, in which we saw 5 Harbour Porpoises.

Herring Gull

By the 29th, Wednesday, a trip to St. Agnes to see the long staying Ortolan Bunting, was way over due. Shortly after arriving we saw the Ortolan Bunting. But what came next was the shock. As we watched the Ortolan Bunting, a man informed us of a Red-throated Pipit not far from where we were, at the campsite. We instantly headed down there to find a pipit flock, picking up my binoculars, I immediately saw the odd one out. I trained the scope on the bird, and to my surprise, it was a damn ADULT RED-THROATED PIPIT!!! I can say without a doubt that was the highlight of my trip.

Red-throated Pipit

It was my last full day on Scillies, and slowly drawing to a close. We wondered aimlessly around the islands, picking up on a few birds here and there. To begin with a set of 4 Yellow-browed Warbler: 1 heard at Lower Moors, 1 at the Churchyard, and 2 at Carn Gwaval, where we had also seen a Barred Warbler a few days before. Also on Lower Moors were a Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 2 Snipe and 2 fly over Swallows. At the airfield, we saw one of the Short-toed Larks, which we had seen previously, and the Snow Bunting and Golden Plover were still present. A Merlin, over the airfield spiced up the day a little. Following that we had a short seawatch in which we saw 3 very late Manx Shearwater and 2 dark morph Arctic Skuas. The evening ended very well, when we saw a Spotted Crake on the Lower Moors.

Spotted Crake

I woke early on the 31st to see the Spotted Crake again, and it payed off. We had good views up until the sun rose and also heard a Yellow-browed Warbler call in the background. That Afternoon I headed back home, the Scillonian crossing was not very eventful, apart from a Balearic Shearwater. The rest of the journey was a bit of a blur, because of I was completely shattered.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Dartford Warbler at Ivinghoe Beacon!!!

A recent surge of Ring Ouzels sent me to Ivinghoe Beacon today, with a little help from my parents (as they needed to walk the dog). It began as a little bit of a dull day, with the only signs of bird life being a group of Goldfinch. A walk around the beacon proved to be no more useful, but the news of 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at Amwell spurred on my spirits to try and find a migrant of my own. I continued to scour the bushes for any sign of a "little brown jobs", with no luck. Until I reached the bottom of the hill, an unknown call brightened my senses and I waited for the mystery bird to reveal itself. Shortly thereafter a small almost wren sized bird flew into the air, then dropped into the bushes, before timidly emerging from the undergrowth. The light was perfect and only with a glimpse I was able to see the unmistakable red and grey, making up a Dartford Warbler!!! I dashed for my camera, knowing without a picture it would be impossible to prove such an incredible local bird sighting. It briefly showed again and I was able to get a quick snap of it before it flitted off, and I was unable to relocate it.

Male Dartford Warbler

The next question was how to get the news out there, as those of you who know Ivinghoe will know, it hasn't got the best of mobile receptions. I decided to post the sighting on twitter and hope for the best. However, it wasn't until around 3 o'clock that my phone actually posted it on twitter.

For an exact grid reference of where it was click here.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Wryneck, aren't they just the best!

I have seen my fair share of Wryneck, but the day I say no to seeing another, is a day I don't want to know about. Therefore there was no possibility on the Saturday of last week that I would choose not to accompany my Mum down to Brighton where a particular Wryneck had been present for a few days. A late start meant that I wasn't on the site, Beachy Head, until around 12. However, this did not deter the bird at all. The instant I arrived the Wryneck came into view, much to my delight!

I stayed on the sight for a while following the bird around, which was great for good views from a distance. However, the bird never showed at close quarters, allowing only record shots. Nonetheless, seeing a Wryneck always proves to be a good day, and this was not an exception.
I left the site reluctantly, but hastily as I needed to meet my mum in under an hour in Brighton. Amazingly, on the walk back I relocated the bird, as it flew from a distance. The bird then landed, perched on a twig and sat right in front of me!!! It was difficult to contain my excitement, but luckily I did and I was fortunate enough to be one of the few to have seen this bird at such a close proximity.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Euro Birding

Well here we are again, I haven't written anything in a long time and I'm having to write a huge bulk update which probably contains too many grammatical errors to count. Anyway here we go, if you want to skip to the photos, don't hesitate because this could be a boring 20 minutes.

My journeys abroad began in the Capital city of Germany. Berlin, although a largely urban city, is surrounded by wildlife. It’s a city in the middle of nowhere. Furthermore, lakes and ponds are scattered around the city along with forest which provide the perfect habitat for breeding Icterine Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Goshawk and many more interesting species for british birders. I tried my luck and visited a few nearby city parks. However, many times the rain or the scorching sun made it hard to locate anything of interest. On the weekend before it was time for me to leave, I set off to a “Natur Schutz Gebiet” (nature reserve) on the outskirts of Berlin named Lietzengraben. Taking the train it took me about 1 hour before I was at the closest station to the reserve, there I walked a few km to the reserve. I arrived in a medium sized woods, I instantly set my mind to locating a Icterine Warbler, but instead I had a pair of Wood Warblers which seemed to enjoy themselves fluttering around the canopy of the trees. Shortly after that I found an opening where it immediately picked up, a Spotted Flycatcher flew overhead, followed shortly by Treecreepers of both species, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Marsh Tits. The woods had been a success and I moved onto the marsh, here I took the most successful wrong turn known to man where I located not one family of Red-backed Shrikes, but at least 6 each with young, the small 100m² bush infested region homed around 20 of them! Soon after a White Stork flew over, it showed signs of slowing and landed in a stubble field. Here I relocated it and viewed it as the farmer seemed to chase it with his tractor. It showed well, but was distant. It then evidently had enough and flew off, I also moved on, to the marsh. I spent a few minutes scanning and managed to locate a group of around 40+ waders most of which were Wood Sandpiper and a few Green and Common Sandpiper scattered in amongst them. Lapwings and Snipe were also numerous, and a few Marsh Harrier were aware of this. Before leaving the marsh a flock of 3 Common Crane flew over heading north. The reserve is partly known for Crane so they had probably flown over to join a larger group. Then it was back to the Red-backed Shrike spot where, once again the White Stork had returned, this time showing much closer and allowed me to get some pictures. At this, I had had enough and I headed back with lifted spirits after having had such a good birding day.

After Berlin, I travelled south to see my aunt, who lives in Münster. Unlike Berlin, Münster is not quite as good for urban birding, however there is a nature reserve, called Rieselfelder, located just on the outskirts. On one day I decided to make a trip there with a lent bicycle. The reserve is very large with small lakes made from waste from the nearby dump, they covering approximately 2.33 km². The reserve is a key spot in migration and many of Germany’s rarities have been located on the reserve. It is also known for having an underpinning breeding population of Bluethroat and White Stork, however I was there in the late summer when very few Bluethroat are actually seen. I began the day with 2 Wood Sandpiper (a more realistic number than Berlin), and a female Garganey. A little further in the reserve I managed to locate a group of 6 White Stork, which were feeding in a field. On the main lake I located a Greenshank and 2 Spotted Redshanks. The reserve also had very large numbers of Snipe and Lapwing, much like in Berlin. Further on I also found a Great White Egret, a slightly more uncommon appearance on the lakes.

It was now an official trip through Germany, From Berlin-Muenster-Pantenburg. All of them containing different habitats and species. Pantenburg is located in West Germany, the landscape is dominated by coniferous Woodland, which hosts many species which do not occur in Britain, examples being: Short-toed Treecreeper, Middles spotted and Black Woodpecker and Crested Tit. The woodland is broken up by pastoral and crop fields. As I was there I managed to find a possible breeding pair of Red-backed Shrikes, lots of Tree Sparrows, a possible juv. Serin, Garden Warbler, Turtle Dove, Stock Dove, Crested Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Hawfinch. None of the species are particularly rare, but all of them are something interesting to see on the continent.

Somme Bay
Following my trip through Germany I met up with my Dad who picked me up from the Belgium border. We then had a 5 day holiday down to Neuf-Chatel. Only the leaving day was dedicated to birds, of which a mere 1 or 2 hours of which was actually birding. On the Somme Bay, an absolute spectacular place for birds I located large numbers of Black-winged Stilt. By the end I managed to see 35! On the actual nature reserve I also saw Spoonbill, Garganey, Snipe, Avocet and Great White Egret other than that the day was devoted to walking along a beach, which we got stuck on one end of because of the quick tide which came in at about 1 meter a minute!

Anyway here are the pictures

White Stork

Monday, 14 July 2014

Pitstone, Corn Bunting

Last year, when I first bumped into the Corn Buntings at Pitstone, I vowed to myself that I would take on the opportunity to photograph them, and express their true beauty amongst the fields of corn, which provide a perfect back drop. So in the winter of 2013 I set up a project of my own. Unfortunately it failed dismally, I only managed to get one possible record of one fly over Corn Bunting in 5 trips! Then last week, I went to Ivinghoe to see the Dark Green Fritillaries, along with the butterflies I also saw that the Corn Buntings had returned. So now I have relaunched the project and I hope to photograph them in the next few weeks. Tonight I took a tester to see how well I could do, the light was fading and had been extinguished by the clouds, but the Corn Buntings didn't fail to show. The views weren't anything special, but the birds were.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Another bulk update

Well then I've once again left it for too long and I need to write a bulk update about the last few birding trips. If I remember correctly, my last trip was to Ivinghoe Beacon. Ivinghoe Beacon is a prominent part of the Chiltern Hills, filled with lush grassland and has hilly terrain. The purpose of the trip was to see and photograph Dark Green Fritillaries. Once we arrived, there was no problem in locating them, they were very flighty and we didn't see one land until we had already been looking for an hour or so. After that we saw a few settle down, but by the slightest sign of disturbance or wind or even sun, they flew back up. Once again, not great for photography. However, on the way back we did manage to see a Corn Bunting, which showed well for scope views, I tried my luck with photography and received worth while shots. We then moved onto Pitstone Hill, here we hoped to see a Quail, a rather elusive species which eludes both my life list and I can imagine many other birders. Whilst there we did hear up to 7 individuals calling, possibly more. However, seeing one was a complete other matter.

Corn Bunting

Dark Green Fritillary

Moving on to the more recent, today I made a "twitching" trip with Chris, Paul and Samuel. Our hopes where for the Stilt Sandpiper to reappear, and head up in the direction. Unfortunately our hopes were not answered and we were left with the option of Wood Sandpiper at Carlton Marshes, Suffolk. When we arrived the directions seemed a little vague, but after some help from some locals we were well on our way. At the scrape we had distant views of the Wood Sandpipers, 5 individuals in total! No pictures but a life tick. After our success the White-winged Black Tern at Abberton Reservoir seemed promising and that was the next stop on the list. Once we arrived it only took us a few minutes before we were on the bird, conveniently with a Black Tern flying around with it. We then went to the visitors center, were it looked as if the bird was regularly flying past. From the visitors center we realized we had been mislead, but the views were still better than from the causeway. After a successful day we headed back home with high spirits.

The Tern showing too distantly for any good shots

After my GCSE photography course I found black and white photography and colour photography need completely different exposures, contrasts and composition. There for I have taken a few shots differently, and edited them on Lightroom, I think the results have been decent, what would have been rubbish shots in colour are interesting abstract shots in black and white. Have a look for yourself and make your own decision.




Common Tern

Common Tern


Friday, 11 July 2014

Everything from Short-toed Eagle to Rose-coloured Starling

It's the end of my exams! I won't have to talk about them and you won't have to listen to me talking about them for another whole year. Since I've finished I've already gone on three different birding outing, twitching and general birding.
On Saturday a while back, I drove down with Chris, Brendan and Dave to Ashdown Forest, where the long staying Short-toed Eagle had taken refuge. Whilst down there we saw it eat 3 separate snakes (one of which was in fact a slow worm). I don't think this bird will be in any rush to make the trip back over the channel to Spain. Especially after their crushing defeat in the world cup.
We had on off views of the bird, however it never made a fly by and was always very distant. Obviously this proved difficult when it came to photography, however I tried my best, but nothing came of it. The sun was blazing for most of the day and I was ready to drop by the time it struck midday, we still soldiered on and did a short unsuccessful raptor watch for Honey Buzzard. The day ended at around 4 o'clock.
On Thursday I made an evening visit to Chobham Common, with the usual, me, Chris, Paul and my brother. We arrived a little after 9 and walked straight to the spot, the rain had dampened our spirits for any chance of Nightjar (apologies for the pun). But they were soon lifted once we heard our first one churring closely to Chris's usual spot. Not long after we had short flight views of over 4 Woodcock which quickly brightened the mood. Waiting at the spot we were eaten alive by midges which we had mixed feeling about, they provided food for our target bird, but we provided food for them. At around 21:30 our first Nightjar of the evening showed itself and perched in a tree not to distantly, this provided decent scope views and we had now seen both our target species, the pressure was off. The rest of the night was a great bit of entertainment with Nightjars flying only a few feet away from us. We left and arrived back home at 23:30 with high spirits and bite marks.
The plan was to twitch the Bridled Tern on the Farne Islands, however the plan fell through when the likely hood of seeing it seemed small and the trip daunting. Instead we leveled for something a little less mega.
A usual early morning start for me, Chris and Paul. Swallowtails at Strumpshaw fen and Rose-coloured Starling at Lowestoft were the target species. After a short wait we connected with the Starling which had decided to have a little nap. We then cracked on when a report of a Red-backed Shrike came in on the pager, the trip to the Shrike only took about half an hour, we were presented with a large open expanse for us to cover (Winterton dunes) and search for the Shrike on our own. Luckily we were joined by another birder who managed to locate the bird and get us on it to. We stayed with the Shrike for a little longer than the Starling, before pressing on to Strumpshaw. At Strumpshaw we managed to see a load of hawkmoths including Convolvulus, Elephant, Poplar and Eyed. Other moths which had been captured included Buff-tip, Ghost and Peppered Moth. Looks like I'm going to follow my brother into the dark pit of moth trapping. No Swallowtails were seen for many reasons including, the wind was to strong, it was raining, there was no sun and it was getting a little late in the year. However, we did see a late cuckoo still calling which was a nice addition to the day list. On the way home we stopped off at a Stone Curlew sit were we encountered 4 adults and 4 Juveniles.

Red-backed Shrike

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Otmoor RSPB with Turtle Dove

I managed to drag myself into half term after having finished only just over half of my exams. It was a relief, but I had to go straight back into revising, so I was left with my spirits completely shattered and I was bored out of my wits. But then I managed to make a deal with my mum and she took me to Otmoor RSPB. A large expanse of amazing habitat for hundreds of different species of birds, butterflies and more. We arrived on the reserve and we instantly picked up the soft purr of a Turtle Dove. It didn't take long before I had seen my first one in an odd place, the marsh, where I was initially looking for the long staying Glossy Ibis. Shortly after I managed to locate the Glossy Ibis as well, it was hidden very well behind long distracting tufts of grass. It proved very elusive over the few hours I was there and only came out for a minute or so before being pushed back into the undergrowth by a Little Egret.

Once I had seen the Glossy Ibis I heard a commotion from the surrounding trees of the reserve and three Cuckoos flew out chasing each other, they put on a great display before going back into the trees. This happened a number of times before I moved on to get better views of the Turtle Doves. Since I had seen the three key species I had hoped to see I spent the next few hours watching the Turtle Doves. The seemed obliging at first and showed nicely, however they never showed properly without any distractions in front of them which proved a problem for photography. But persistence paid off after a while and I managed to rattle off a few decent pictures of one perched on a branch. Because of its "elusive" nature I mainly focused on filming it rather than photographing it.

Monday, 5 May 2014

A day out of the ordinary

As I have mentioned in many of my blog post I have my GCSE's coming up. Infact they are starting this week. However, today had a strange turn of events. I had planned to do more revision, but when a sighting of a possible Lesser Yellowlegs at College Lake was reported I almost fell of my chair. This is an absolute MEGA inland. My pessimistic side got the better of me and decided it would probably turn out to be nothing more than a Redshank or something of that sort. Later that day a full report was released and there was no more possible or probable about it. This was great news so I rounded my mum and dad up and "asked" them to give me a lift to Tring. In the car I could hardly contain myself and I was bouncing around longing to get to College Lake. We eventually made it there and I sprinted out the car onto the reserve. I lifted up my binoculars and there it was, a little distant, but easily visible from the reserve entrance. I followed the bird around a little trying to anticipate its moves, where it might go, occasionally getting it right. A group of birders and I managed to find the birds favorite feeding point and we managed to get some absolutely cracking views.

Lesser Yellowlegs (as you had probably guessed)

Even though it was harassed by a Lapwing each time it came to the point, it was determined to feed from that particular area of marshland. Along the way I managed to pick up and spot a few other goodies, which included: Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Turnstone, Swift, Sand Martin and a fly over Hobby which made a few passes.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

White Wagtails and more on the patch!

Well those that regularly read my blog will probably know that my patch is not the greatest place for birds, but over the last few days it has been working wonders. On me and my brothers first visit together we picked up 42 Golden Plover which had been flushed by a Buzzard flying over head.

Golden Plover

This was a patch first so obviously I was very exited, as was my brother. We then headed down to the canal where my brother had found a Cetti's Warbler a few days before. We managed to connect with it within about 15 minutes when a huge explosion of sound came from one of the bushes. We saw glimpses of it, but no more. All in all a great day on patch! The next day after a rain fall we tried our luck in the fields behind the RSSKL and with a bit of scanning my brother managed to find a male Wheatear amongst numerous Meadow Pipits! The next day my brother headed off to Bricket Woods and I decided to do a little patch work on my own. I quickly picked up 2 Lapwing in the fields and a Wheatear.


Male Wheatear

I moved a little along to get better views and I then quickly found a second female Wheatear! I anticipated that there may be a White Wagtail on this field which had already produced 2 Wheatear and I scoured the entire field for them, but there was no sign of any. I texted my brother with my finds and he made a stop off at the field on his way home. Now here's the annoying part. He found himself one of the Wheatears and a White Wagtail. Because of this I walked to the field today again and managed to locate the White Wagtails.

White Wagtail

Monday, 7 April 2014

Catching up!

Right then, once again I haven't written a blog post in a month. I keep telling myself I'll write more often, but here we are. To be truthful I haven't really had much of a reason to write a blog post apart from a trip to Portland.


Paul, Chris and I left at some ungodly hour in the morning to take a small trip to Portland. After a smooth trip we arrived at Ferry Bridge where we saw some Red-breasted Merganser and then it was straight off the the harbour. There we saw yet more Red-breasted Merganser and a lone Black Guillemot which was soon to malt into its summer plumage. We were soon on the bill and scanning any sea birds which dared tempt fate by fly on the harsh and stormy sea. We picked up a few Guillemots, Fulmars and varies types of common Gulls, but nothing which was of much interest so I moved on and found myself my first thriving yet battered male Wheatear. Chris and Paul were to late to see it, but we eventually found ourselves a female BLACK REDSTART to raise the spirits and quickly after an extra 2 Wheatear, a couple, both male and female. With this success we headed for the cliffs. Ravens flew lazily and easily over the cliffs giving us brilliant views and a Peregrine maneuvered speedily around the cliffs. Portland was as one would expect apart from any migrants. Once we reached the car again we agreed the long staying Iceland Gull would be or best bet. I didn't have much hope for it, but after a few minutes of scanning Paul found it. We went to have a closer look, but it flew in a different direction so we followed it again. By the end we had covered the whole beach just following the bird. Eventually the bird gave a few fly by passes and we were content.

Iceland Gull

We then did a quick stop at the Harbour and Ferry Bridge before heading off home.
Other than my trip to Portland I haven't done much birding wise.
Thanks for reading.